White Elephant Mix: Two Guns

Categories: Q&As, holidays
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Jennie Warren
​(Click on the band's picture to hear their new holiday tune!) 

This year, OC/LB bands have come together to provide us with a smokin' holiday soundtrack called the White Elephant Mix. Two Guns--comprised of Kevin Poush, Aaron Bradford, Brad Lindsay, Harris Pittman and Gabe Palmer--have brought you their very own number "A Little More" to rock this holiday season. If you aren't already familiar, their song was featured on the finale of Jersey Shore, and they have been busy in the studio with Cold War Kids' producer Matt Wignall completing their full-length album Far People in Far Places. Lead singer Kevin Poush reveals his favorite holiday film and why he loves it so.

Don't fret, you'll be covered with Christmas cheer as you listen to our twelve local artists belt their hearts out here.

OC Weekly: What's the best gift you've ever gotten?
Kevin Poush: My first electric guitar. It was a black and white Fender Squire Stratocaster. I remember it was the last gift I opened, and my dad had it tucked away in the living room closet. 

What do you want from Santa this year? 
Help paying my bills on time in 2011, and a little help from the big guy to complete our new record early in the New Year. It would be pretty cool of him. 

What do you love most about the holiday season? 
I love Christmas time. I love the 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. I love looking forward to A Charlie Brown Christmas. I love walking around Naples in Long Beach and seeing all of the homes lit up. I like that everyone seems a bit more cheerful. And I like the idea of family gatherings, gift giving and the concept of redemption that is so closely tied to Christmas

Were you naughty or nice this year? 
Nice on the rocks with a splash of naughty.

Why did you pick this song? What's so special about it? 
Well, after trying to figure out which Christmas song the band should cover, I accidentally ended up writing one of our own. I'm not sure if there's anything "so special" about it, but Gabe, Brad and I churned it out in a couple of hours, and we enjoyed each other's contributions and the simplicity behind it.

What's your favorite Christmas memory?
Riding my new skateboard in the cold fog in Merced, California (where I have spent many summers and wonderful Christmas times as a child) with my new Walkman on and my favorite cassette: the soundtrack to La Bamba.



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